Marc Chagall’s famous stained glass windows are the inspiration for these colorful watercolor paintings. If you’ve been to the Art Institute of Chicago, you may have seen his gorgeous America windows. "For me a stained-glass window is a transparent partition between my heart and the heart of the world," Chagall said. "It is something elevating and exhilarating."
Students draw with a black permanent marker on watercolor paper, and then learn techniques for painting with watercolors including how to create to look of milky stained glass. Included are three handouts of drawings to spur the children’s ideas.
Time Required: about 2 hours for 12” x 18” size; less for the 9” x 12” size.
The 20-page project includes:
-Project Overview + Learning Objectives
-Artist Spotlight: Marc Chagall
-Detailed Photo Tutorial
-Art by Marc Chagall
-Three Handouts of Drawings Inspired by Chagall’s Art
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